Bhaderwah is a town and tehsil in the Doda district of Jammu Division in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, The town is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. Set amidst a landscape of lush green meadows, rolling hills, sparkling streams and coniferous forests, Bhaderwah is a mesmerizing tourist destination. It is also commonly referred to as “Mini Kashmir”.
Bhaderwah is home to a wide iety of snakes and hence, it is also called Nagon Ki Bhumi or “the land of snakes”. The Bhaderwah Valley, situated in the lap of the Himalayas, offers a perfect escape from the city cacophonies. Perched at an altitude of 1613 meters above sea-level, the town is also famous for adventure tourism.
One can enjoy skiing in the snow-covered Himalayan hills during winters or have an exciting time paragliding through the meadows during the summer months. Horse riding through the valley is the best way to enjoy its breathtaking scenery.
Other popular tourist activities are rock climbing, trekking and hiking through the surrounding mountains. The valley is home to a wide range of Himalayan flora and fauna. With a landscape composed of evergreen mountains, deep valleys and meandering streams, the valley is an epitome of beauty.
How to reach Bhaderwah by Road
Bhaderwah is well connected to Jammu by an all weather road with several sharp inclines and hairpin bends. The road can be divided into four parts – Jammu to Udhampur: 64 KM on NH 1A, Batote to Pul Doda: 48.5 KM on NH 1B, Udhampur to Batote: 55 KM on NH 1A, and Pul Doda to Bhaderwah: 29 km. You cam commute through regular and deluxe buses, operated by J&K SRTC and Private Tour agencies that ply from Jammu and Udhampur to Bhaderwah.
How to reach Bhaderwah by Air/Flight
Jammu airport is the nearest airport to Bhaderwah. which is just 200 kilometers away. All major cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Amritsar have direct flights to Jammu and the fares are easy on the pocket. Tourists can hire either cabs or local taxis. (Contact Holidays Hunt for Bhaderwah Tour Packages Call/Whatsapp 9419915255)
How to reach Bhaderwah by Train
Nearest railhead is Udhampur/Jammu i.e. 145/200 kilometers respectively. Jammu being the oldest among the two has maximum trains whereas Udhampur is getting the newly introduced trains. Some of the trains departing from Udhampur to Delhi are: Himsagar express that touches the farthest station Trivandrum, Andaman express, Uttar Sampark Kranti express etc.
Local and State Road Transport buses and taxis and cabs are available for any onward destinations. Many operators have deluxe buses that ply on many popular routes.
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